Sports Briefs (Oct. 10)

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By Andrew Harner

Sponsors sought for boy's basketball November Mouse Races fundraiser

The Vandalia High School boys basketball program is seeking several sponsors for its Mouse Races fundrasier, which will be held on Nov. 15.

Sponsors are needed for each of the 60 mice which will participate in the races, each of the 10 races and each of the six racing lanes.

Naming a mouse costs $15, naming a lane costs $50 and naming a race costs $100.

Lane sponsors will also receive one admission ticket, and race sponsors will receive two admission tickets.

Admission to the event is $15, and will include dinner, mouse races, 50/50 wheel, heads or tails, silent auction and a live auction.

All proceeds will help fund transportation for the team during the season.

For more information, contact coach Brian Buscher at 292-6640 or at bbuscher@vandals.k12.il.us, or call the high school at 283-5155.

YMCA Free Throw-athon is Oct. 18-20

The third annual YMCA Free Throw-athon will be held from Oct. 18-20.

The first 32 teams that enter will be eligible to earn money for their organization by receiving pledges from sponsors for every made free throw.

Each team – which can consist of up to 10 people – will have an hour time slot to shoot, and all money pledged will be shared between the organization and the YMCA, with the percentages based on how much money is raised.

For more information, contact John Ashdown at 283-1258, or visit http://fayetteymca.com/wp/?p=3184.

Jr. Wrestling begins at end of October

The Jr. Vandal Wrestling Club is getting set for the upcoming season., and will begin activities at the end of the month.

The club is hosting a wrestling camp from Oct. 28-30.  

Anyone who is 4 years old through eighth-grade is eligible to attend the camp, which will be held in the high school wrestling room from 6:30-8 p.m. each night.

Team practices will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and will continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the wrestling room from 6:30-8 p.m.

For more information, contact Tammy McKinney at 267-5900.